Amy Winehouse ‎– Back To Black

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'Back to Black' is the second studio album by English recording artist Amy Winehouse, released October 4, 2006 on Island Records.

It incorporates 1960s soul music styles and modern R&B production, with subjective lyrics that concern relationships and reflect on Winehouse's experiences with drinking, sex, and drugs. The album produced several singles, including 'Rehab', 'You Know I'm No Good', 'Back to Black', 'Tears Dry on Their Own', and 'Love Is a Losing Game'.

'Back to Black' received positive reviews from most music critics, earning praise for its classicist soul influences, Salaam Remi and Mark Ronson's production, and Winehouse's songwriting and emotive singing style. At the 50th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, 'Back to Black' won five awards, tying the record (with Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé Knowles, Norah Jones, and Alison Krauss) for the second-most awards won by a female artist in a single ceremony. The album won Best Pop Vocal Album, while 'Rehab' won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year and Record of the Year with Amy Winehouse winning Best New Artist. The album was also nominated for Album of the Year. To date, 'Back to Black' has sold over 10 million copies worldwide.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
171 304-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Enh) Island Records Group, Universal Records 171 304-1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
171 421-1A Amy Winehouse Back To Back(CD, Album) Universal Music Taiwan 171 421-1A Taiwan 2006 Sell This Version
175 563 1, 171 304-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Enh) Island Records Group, Universal Records 175 563 1, 171 304-1 Mexico 2006 Sell This Version
174 909 7, 174 943 4 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Enh) Island Records Group, Universal Records 174 909 7, 174 943 4 Hong Kong 2006 Sell This Version
STARCD 7076 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group STARCD 7076 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
0251714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 0251714211 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
TY0207C Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records TY0207C China 2006 Sell This Version
171 304-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group, Universal Records 171 304-1 Taiwan 2006 Sell This Version
172 613 3 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group 172 613 3 Malaysia 2006 Sell This Version
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 421 1 Malaysia 2006 Sell This Version
172 613 3 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group 172 613 3 Hong Kong 2006 Sell This Version
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 421 1 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
5376895 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group, Universal Records 5376895 Germany 2006 Sell This Version
B0008428-02 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records B0008428-02 US 2006 Sell This Version
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 421 1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
460502601168 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group, Universal Records 460502601168 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 421 1 New Zealand 2006 Sell This Version
172 613 3 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group 172 613 3 Poland 2006 Sell This Version
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group 171 421 1 Singapore 2006 Sell This Version
172 613 3 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group 172 613 3 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
1714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group, Universal Records 1714211 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
0251714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 0251714211 Canada 2006 Sell This Version
1714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Music Group, Island Records Group, Universal Records 1714211 Argentina 2006 Sell This Version
0600753189474 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group, Universal Records 0600753189474 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
171 304-1, 171 421-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Enh) Island Records Group, Universal Island Records Ltd. 171 304-1, 171 421-1 Colombia 2006 Sell This Version
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Promo) Island Records Group, Universal Records none UK 2006 Sell This Version
TY0207CX Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, S/Edition) Universal Records TY0207CX China 2006 Sell This Version
172613-3 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, S/Edition) Island Records Group, Universal Records 172613-3 Singapore 2006 Sell This Version
A-051 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, S/Edition, Unofficial) Universal Records (4), Island Records Group (2) A-051 Thailand 2006 Sell This Version
174 130-3 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Spe) Universal Records, Island Records Group 174 130-3 France 2006 Sell This Version
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Sup) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 421 1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
171 304 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Sup) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 304 1 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
171 304 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Sup) Island Records Group, Universal Records 171 304 1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CDr, Album, Promo) Island Records Group none Germany 2006 Sell This Version
2898 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(Cass, Album) Island Records Group, Universal Records 2898 Indonesia 2006 Sell This Version
B0008994-01 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album) Universal Republic Records B0008994-01 US 2006 Sell This Version
B0008994-01 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album) Universal Republic Records B0008994-01 US 2006 Sell This Version
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(12xFile, AAC, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group none US 2007
60251755631 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx) Universal Records, Island Records Group, Universal Music 60251755631 Brazil 2007 Sell This Version
1755631 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Enh) Island Records Group 1755631 Argentina 2007 Sell This Version
175 211 9 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RE, Sup) Universal Records, Island Records Group 175 211 9 UK 2007 Sell This Version
174 909 7 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, RP) Island Records Group, Universal Records, Universal 174 909 7 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
175 563-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Sup) Island Records Group, Universal Records 175 563-1 Hong Kong 2007 Sell This Version
175 563-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Sup) Island Records Group, Universal Records 175 563-1 Indonesia 2007 Sell This Version
175 563-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Dlx, Sup) Island Records Group, Universal Records 175 563-1 Thailand 2007 Sell This Version
175 563 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, Enh) Island Records Group, Universal Records, Universal 175 563 1 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
B0008428-02, B0008428-02 INO2 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records, Universal Republic Records B0008428-02, B0008428-02 INO2 US 2007 Sell This Version
171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 421 1 Ukraine 2007 Sell This Version
0251714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 0251714211 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
UICI-9021 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group UICI-9021 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
B0008708-02 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Republic Records B0008708-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
174 909 7 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album + CD, Bon + Dlx, Dig) Universal Records, Island Records Group 174 909 7 UK 2007 Sell This Version
174 909 7 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album + CD, Bon + Dlx, Dig) Universal Records, Island Records Group 174 909 7 UK 2007 Sell This Version
B0008428-02 INO2 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Club) Universal Republic Records B0008428-02 INO2 US 2007 Sell This Version
175 563 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Enh + CD + Dlx) Island Records Group, Universal Records, Universal 175 563 1 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
174 287 0 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Ltd) Universal Records, Island Records Group 174 287 0 France 2007 Sell This Version
530 039 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Ltd, Sup) Island Records Group, Universal Records 530 039 1 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
DI9469, 171 421 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Promo) Universal Music Korea, Island Records Group DI9469, 171 421 1 South Korea 2007 Sell This Version
5304758 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE + CD + Dlx) Island Records Group, Universal Records 5304758 Australasia 2007 Sell This Version
460502670006 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE + CD + Dlx) Universal Records, Island Records Group 460502670006 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
175 563 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE + CD + Dlx, Sup) Island Records 175 563 1 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
173 969-0 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE + CD + Ltd) Island Records 173 969-0 Netherlands 2007 Sell This Version
B0010136-10 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE + DVD-V, NTSC + Ltd) Universal Republic Records B0010136-10 US 2007 Sell This Version
B0008555-02 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE, Cen) Universal Republic Records B0008555-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
5304940 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Sli) Island Records Group, Universal Records 5304940 Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B0008428-02, B0008428-02 INO2 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Unofficial) Universal Republic Records (2), Universal Republic Records (2) B0008428-02, B0008428-02 INO2 Russia 2007 Sell This Version
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CDr, Album, Promo) Universal Music none Japan 2007 Sell This Version
174 909 7 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(Dlx + CD, Album, RE + CD) Island Records, Universal Records 174 909 7 Singapore 2007 Sell This Version
173 412 8 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 173 412 8 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
173 412 8 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, 180) Universal Records, Island Records Group 173 412 8 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
173 412 8 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, MP, M/Print) Universal Records, Island Records Group 173 412 8 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B0008994-01 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, RP) Universal Republic Records B0008994-01 US 2007 Sell This Version
174 909 7 Amy Winehouse Back to black(2xCD, Ltd) Island Records Group 174 909 7 France 2007 Sell This Version
UICI-1066/7 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group UICI-1066/7 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
UICY-60013 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Island Records Group UICY-60013 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
6948222412079 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RP) Universal Records 6948222412079 China 2010 Sell This Version
172613 3 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album) Universal Records, Avrupa Müzik 172613 3 Turkey 2011 Sell This Version
533 542-4 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE, Dig) Universal Records, Island Records Group 533 542-4 Netherlands 2011 Sell This Version
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(2xCD, Album, RE, S/Edition, pre) Island Records Group, Πρώτο ΘΕΜΑ, Universal Records none Greece 2012 Sell This Version
00600753450628 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(Blu-ray, Blu-ray-A, Album) Universal Records, Island Records Group 00600753450628 Europe 2013 Sell This Version
4605026011687 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE) Universal Music, Island Records Group 4605026011687 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
60251714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RP) Island Records Group, Universal Music, Universal Records 60251714211 Brazil 2014 Sell This Version
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(11xFile, FLAC, Album, RE, 24-) Island Records none US 2015
15SC0108, none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE) Arnoldo Mondadori Editore, Universal Records 15SC0108, none Italy 2015 Sell This Version
173 412 8 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, RE, RP, 180) Universal Records, Island Records Group 173 412 8 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0600753691090 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, M/Print + LP, Album + Dlx, RE, RM) Island Records Group, Universal Records 0600753691090 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
173 412 8 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, RE, 180) Universal Records, Island Records Group 173 412 8 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
173 412 8 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, RE, Sli) Universal Records, Island Records Group 173 412 8 UK & Europe 2017 Sell This Version
173 412 8 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Whi) Universal Records, Island Records Group 173 412 8 UK 2018 Sell This Version
0600753691090, 0600753691106, 0600753691113 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, M/Print + LP, Album + Dlx, RE, RM) Island Records Group, Universal Records, Island Records Group, Universal Records, Island Records Group, Universal Records 0600753691090, 0600753691106, 0600753691113 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(15xFile, AAC, Album, 256) Universal Records, Island Records Group none Europe Unknown
none Amy Winehouse Back To Black(19xFile, AAC, Album, Dlx, 256) Universal Records, Island Records Group none Unknown
1714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE) Universal Records, Island Records Group 1714211 Australasia Unknown Sell This Version
171 304 1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE) Universal Records, Island Records Group 171 304 1 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
B0008428-02 IN02, B0008428-02 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RE, UML) Universal Republic Records, Universal Republic Records B0008428-02 IN02, B0008428-02 US Unknown Sell This Version
60251714211 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RP) Island Records Group, Universal Records, Universal Music 60251714211 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
60075304940 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, RP) Island Records Group, Universal Records, Universal Music 60075304940 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
171 421-1 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(CD, Album, Unofficial) Island Records Group (2), Universal Records 171 421-1 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
B0008994-01 Amy Winehouse Back To Black(LP, Album, RE) Universal Republic Records B0008994-01 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Steppen

Steppen

November 14, 2018
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, Whi, 173 412 8

Curious on other reviews, but mine has great quality sound. Very happy with this white repress!
karsten.e.brennan

karsten.e.brennan

November 14, 2018
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, 173 412 8
My LP plays very nice, dynamic and balanced. I see no scratches or pops and personally I don't hear any distortion.
steppewolf

steppewolf

November 2, 2018
edited 17 days ago
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, M/Print + LP, Album + Dlx, RE, RM, 0600753691090

I simply love the album and because of the astronomic market price it didn’t seem right to pay that much even though it was AR Remastered. Got the repress today and cleaned it with Project VCS. I still remember how the normal pressing sounded so dull and annoying so sat down with excitement. The album (first LP) sounds more dynamic and powerful than the regular but there is still the lack of ease on the mids and highs and it’s evident. This is not a regular album so one can expect better sound quality but be prepared to hear the annoying hissing sound in (relatively) quieter parts in all songs and between tracks as well. I have some AR Half Speed Remastered albums but this is my first one to disappoint me. Overall this version will be a top seller but don’t expect top quality. This is a poorly “remastered” and hastily produced album just to milk dry lp enthusiasts. Take my word on this, you will be better of with a regular cd and spend your hard earned money on DECENT albums.

System:
ATC SCM40A Active class A/B speakers
ATC SCA2 Preamplifier
Project RPM 10.1 turntable with external ps
Van den Hul DDT2 MC cartridge
Project PhonoBox RS phono stage with external ps
Van den Hul The Rock RCA and balanced interconnects
Isotek Titan line conditioner
Finite Elemente Ceraball and CeraPuc isolation components
stouba

stouba

October 22, 2018
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, 173 412 8
Sound interpretation is subjective, so my purpose here is just to give a personnal opinion.
It is always a struggle to identify the source of an LP (whether analog or digital recording/mastering). At least everything released, recorded, or remastered post 1984/85...
From what I read and researches made on internet this album was made the "old fashion way", so the master should be analog /tape source, but no certainty the lacquer was cut directy from analog source...another debate :-)
That's the therory.
Now from a strictly listening experience (that's what matters most) and comparing to recent awfull LP mp3 sound quality I acquired (Dream Theater "Dramatic turn of events", Alicia Keys first and second album..) I would tend to agree , very enjoyable LP to my ears doesn't sound compressed or anything like an mp3.
Yes possibly the master disc/lacquer cut at GZ could be from a digital transfer copy...however sounds well balanced, bright, undistorted and dynamic.
It should find its place in my collection.
From a measurement point of view, the 2008 cut/release seems to be a descent pressing overall.
More info:
http://dr.loudness-war.info/album/view/44522

S.
Rmnrd

Rmnrd

September 19, 2018
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, M/Print + LP, Album + Dlx, RE, RM, 0600753691090, 0600753691106, 0600753691113
Does anybody have any information about this repress? Can't find it anywhere for sale.. only listed here on discogs.
Thanks.
aidengrant91

aidengrant91

September 13, 2018
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, M/Print + LP, Album + Dlx, RE, RM, 0600753691090
This is a stunning pressing. I purchased the regular US version from Urban Outfitters and was disappointed at how flat and lifeless it sounded. As a fan of this album I sought out the definitive pressing and landed on this edition. Cost a pretty penny but certainly sounds much, much better. Absolutely worth the upgrade for fans and/or audiophiles. The half-speed mastering brings this record to life.
WineOfTheVeins

WineOfTheVeins

September 11, 2018
edited 2 months ago
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, 180, 173 412 8

I second:
Terrible pressing, unlistenable. Avoid it. Maybe the worst ever pressing.
Returned. I've heard better MP3's. Don't put up with this kind of junk. Return it, put pressure on the manufacturer/masterer to do their darn jobs. Horrible. How this was passed as acceptable to anyone is beyond me. Maybe on a little Crosley Cruiser table it wouldn't matter, but anyone with a half decent setup, this is aggravating on the ears, distortion, way too much treble, you name it, it's wrong.
AXSENT22

AXSENT22

July 28, 2018
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, B0008994-01
Could not have described it better than Mr. Jeffery ..PeaceLove1
-AX

jefferyuniverse

jefferyuniverse

July 20, 2018
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, B0008994-01
It's really bass heavy at the expense of the other instruments so it's definitely lacking in dynamics. I can understand why people don't particularly care for the US pressings of the album. However, Amy's voice sounds fantastic. My copy is also clear, without any surface noise. If I were more of a stickler for these things, I might be unhappy with it but it's not the worst sounding record in my collection. I'd probably avoid if you're a hardcore audiophile.
steppewolf

steppewolf

June 23, 2018
referencing Back To Black, LP, Album, 180, 173 412 8

By all means do not buy this version. Worst thing you can ever do to your ears.